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    Alternative method: skim over the key texts, then go in-depth into a few obscure but reputable books or journal articles. Everyone looks at the key texts, but if you know some bits and pieces of the obscure stuff it makes you look all awesome and knowledgeable. :cool:
    Indeed. That always works very well :ahee:
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    Indeed. That always works very well :ahee:
    :jive: :five: :jive:
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    (Original post by superwolf)
    :hugs: Have you tried different study techniques, like the pomidoro method (think it's like 25 mins study, 5 mins break, repeat)?
    Interesting, not heard of that. I think once i get going i'm fine but it's the step between sitting doing nothing and beginning doing some work that's the hardest. A bit like getting out of bed, once i'm out i'm fine and can go all day but getting out is a heck of a task

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    Budding academic :yep: One does not manage all the reading and the literature review Simply put, you cannot read everything. So it's best to just read the key texts to do with your field over, say, the last 50 years (depending on how long your discipline has been around) and then to read anything to do with your particular interest. No one will expect you to have read everything, especially at undergraduate stage :hugs:

    That said, I have a terrible habit of listing books that I haven't necessarily read, but have read the key summaries about in other books :ninja:
    It's even just finding them that's hard, trying to find good material for my dissertation literature review. Keep feeling like i'm not taking anything in or reading articles or journals that aren't useful without realising. Let's say the material doesn't make for amazing bedtime reading (although it is sleep inducing so maybe it does...).

    (Original post by superwolf)
    Alternative method: skim over the key texts, then go in-depth into a few obscure but reputable books or journal articles. Everyone looks at the key texts, but if you know some bits and pieces of the obscure stuff it makes you look all awesome and knowledgeable. :cool:
    Good point i wish it was like second year where we were spoon fed the locations of good texts! I've a week to find the ones i need to review and write my dissertation proposal, think i can manage as my tutor is enthusiastic about my topic.
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    Hate it when that happens!
    Well 2 were my every day ones, 1 was a regular when i run out one (i take it when needed) then one was my beloved Zopi, but its only 7 nights worth and its only 3.75mg :sad:


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    Ah ok, fair enough! What's Zopi?
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    (Original post by james1211)
    Interesting, not heard of that. I think once i get going i'm fine but it's the step between sitting doing nothing and beginning doing some work that's the hardest. A bit like getting out of bed, once i'm out i'm fine and can go all day but getting out is a heck of a task



    It's even just finding them that's hard, trying to find good material for my dissertation literature review. Keep feeling like i'm not taking anything in or reading articles or journals that aren't useful without realising. Let's say the material doesn't make for amazing bedtime reading (although it is sleep inducing so maybe it does...).
    Google scholar google scholar google scholar. That and the Crime and Punishment audiobook saved my dissertation from mediocrity.

    Have you tried setting yourself a regular time to start studying, and you're allowed to do as much or as little as you feel like, so long as you do it at say 8pm onwards?
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    (Original post by superwolf)
    Google scholar google scholar google scholar. That and the Crime and Punishment audiobook saved my dissertation from mediocrity.

    Have you tried setting yourself a regular time to start studying, and you're allowed to do as much or as little as you feel like, so long as you do it at say 8pm onwards?
    Scholar is good. Didn't think of audiobooks actually, suppose they're also easier to digest than staring at words on a page too!

    Well my intention has been to work 9-5 each day so i have weekends off completely to refresh, but so far i've not managed to get into the habit. I tend not to set targets of time spent working, more amount of work done, so maybe i should also set myself targets to spend a certain amount of time doing reading and researching.
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    (Original post by james1211)

    It's even just finding them that's hard, trying to find good material for my dissertation literature review. Keep feeling like i'm not taking anything in or reading articles or journals that aren't useful without realising. Let's say the material doesn't make for amazing bedtime reading (although it is sleep inducing so maybe it does...).
    Ah, finding your own texts is always difficult, I'd imagine. I've always been told what to read, even now, so that's never been an issue for me. If I didn't have someone telling me to read, I'd be in a right mess :eek:

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    Woah, don't even know what it is Sounds hard though...
    To be fair I don't start specialising until my third year so I suppose I'm just doing a normal psychology degree atm
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    Nothing worse :/ slipped up to a flat mate and implied I have depression - suddenly all my flat mates seem to be mothering me, I take it they all know now. Or maybe I'm just paranoid.
    I suppose in a way it's a good thing that they care though.
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    Has anyone spoken to snowflake in the last hour? :puppyeyes:
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    To be fair I don't start specialising until my third year so I suppose I'm just doing a normal psychology degree atm

    I suppose in a way it's a good thing that they care though.
    Ah ok, thanks for clearing that up Hope things get better!!!
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    Has anyone spoken to snowflake in the last hour? :puppyeyes:
    :no: You worried about her?
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    :no: You worried about her?
    She wrote me a message which sounded like she wasn't quite right. I hate not being able to talk to people but I'm so behind with my reading, so I asked if she was OK but explained I couldn't talk in depth (unless it was an emergency - but maybe I didn't make that clear enough ). She hasn't read the messages I sent after she sent her original message, which isn't like her
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    (Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
    She wrote me a message which sounded like she wasn't quite right. I hate not being able to talk to people but I'm so behind with my reading, so I asked if she was OK but explained I couldn't talk in depth (unless it was an emergency - but maybe I didn't make that clear enough ). She hasn't read the messages I sent after she sent her original message, which isn't like her
    Ill message her hun


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    Ah ok, fair enough! What's Zopi?
    Zopiclone, its a sleeping pill, but very potent (7.5mg is like the max dose i think) and its super addictive, so only allowed a weeks worth


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    Ill message her hun


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    Thanks. I feel so bad now But it's just if I come running to the rescue all the time, then I'll never get any work done ever, you know?

    I hope I don't live to regret this
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    (Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
    Thanks. I feel so bad now But it's just if I come running to the rescue all the time, then I'll never get any work done ever, you know?

    I hope I don't live to regret this
    Thats fine hun, im sure shes fine go work :jumphug:


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    panicking. ahhhh. ****
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    panicking. ahhhh. ****
    Prehaps be honest with him as much as you can hun, he needs to be aware that him pressuring you like that isnt good for you :jumphug:


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    thanks for the advice wolfie and james btw. need to ignore it for a while before I say anything. cant handle this right now
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    Prehaps be honest with him as much as you can hun, he needs to be aware that him pressuring you like that isnt good for you :jumphug:


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    I feel literally disgusting. need to go for a bit I cant handle it
 
 
 
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